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  NBC    11 News Saturday Morning    News  News/Business.  
   Robinson; Amara. New.  

    September 18, 2010
    5:00 - 6:00am EDT  

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>> coming up, the frantic 91 calls made at johns hopkins hospital. >> also, a beating between family members so brutal, one of them is dead this morning. >> and a bitterly fought race as a 15-year income meant cecedes. >> and using a handgun in maryland may become illegal. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to saturday saturday -- "11 news saturday morning". i'm lisa robinson. >> first let's check in with
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tony pann. >> it is autumn-like out there. temperatures in the mid 50's. the skies are clear. this is what you expect when you start thinking about autumn. it is going to be a beautiful afternoon. it is going to warm up quickly, as is the case in the autumn. you get big temperature swings from the morning to the afternoon. so, yeah, it is chilly. it is 56 degrees, but by the time we get into the afternoon. so a beautiful start to the weekend. we show you that and check the tropics when i come back. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this morning, we're learning more about the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. >> this morning we hear the frantic 911 calls from people who were athe hospital when police say someone shot a doctor, shot his mother, and then turned the gun on himself. >> and you heard a shot?
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>> yes. >> are you an employee? >> no, i'm a patient. i'm a patient. >> 911, shooting at nelson 8! 911 -- >> miss, calm down. has anyone been shot or have you heard shots? >> i don't know. i work for physical therapy. >> police say paul pardus shot dr. david cope and -- sone and -- cohen and then his mother and himself. >> we're continuing our part of the investigation. >> commissioner fred bealefeld said today that police are investigating part of his history to determine if crucial details were overlooked. >> is there some communication between family members that we
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missed, is there some communication between staff that we are going to examine and we can examine through our investigation. >> students and staff told us things seem somewhat back to normal, and that some teachers talked about this in class and used it as a teaching tool. >> not just clinically talking to patients, but also in terms of security around campus. and how can we protect ourselves, but also, you know, maintain integrity? >> kai reed, reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are investigating a family fight between her aunt and niece that was so brutal it left one of them dead. officers were called before 8:00 last night. detectives say the injuries to the aunt were so bad, she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police are still investigating that case. >> a triple stabbing on board the number one bus of m.t.a.
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a call came in. it happened near the intersection of reisterstown road near the mall. >> the bus driver brought the coach to rest here by the mall, and there were officers here scheduled for their regular after school duty. people on the bus were saying there was -- the officers were able to board the bus and get the individuals off. >> all three victims were taken to area hospitals, and they are expected to survive. >> in a separate incident, police are asking for help in finding a suspect. they have released a sur failans video. if you recognize the man in this picture, you are asked to call baltimore city police. >> testimony continues in the trial of three men accused in the murder of ken harris. much of yesterday's questioning
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focused on prior witness statements. barry sims has been following the trial and is at the courthouse. >> she told jurors on september 20, 2008. i thought i was going to die. like other bar workers, she described the tror she felt when the people came in and stole her purse. in short, she responded "that's my weed" when asked about marijuana found in the purse. she said gloves and a bandana did not belong to her. they asked her about the murder and the actions of the club owner. >> in one of the statements she said mr. harris called the bar before he came, and mr. covington's testimony was he
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didn't call the bar. also miss showers in one of her statements said mr. harris went out of the bar first and then three or four seconds later, mr. covington went out bar. >> she said as the robbers approached, he was ordered at gun point to go back into the bar and hand over the club's cash. mcgehny and williams are accused of robbing the bar. she said, i was upset. the robbers covered their hands with gloves. >> she never brought up the fact that somebody huh gloves on until she met with the state detective back in june of 2009. even though she could have said at least two times somebody had gloves on. even when they showed her gloves pulled out of her burs, she still never had that ah-ha
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moment and said, oh, yeah, police have gloves on. >> not guilty. that's the plea from state senator curey who appeared in court on charges of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and extortion. the prince george's county democrat is accused of using his influence to buy a grocery store chain. he stepped down as chairman of the budget senate and taxation committee. the 73-year-old is running unopposed in november's general election. >> greg bernstein will likely be baltimore a-- baltimore's new states borne. david collins has more in our "commitment 2010" report. >> earlier i called greg bernstein and i advised him that
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i was conceding, and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> pat jessamy was the city's top prosecutor for 15 years. her eyes filled with tears and a smile on her face, she accepted defeat gracefully. >> we cannot arrest and on vict our way out of our current predicament. >> she will volunteer her services for a fifth sunday violence to virtue initiative. >> we have to begin to change individuals from the inside out. working with children and making sure that our children have every opportunity to be successful citizens and not grow up into cold-blooded killers who are continuing a cycle of violence. >> jessamy said her legacy in office influenced national
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policy. she changed the crime-fighting focus from -- wrote the witness intimidation laws now on the books. created a prosecution program and anti-gang initiative. her tenure has also been tumultuous. she has been criticized for her not to be tougher on hardened criminals, and they accused her of making deals which resulted in fewer years behind bars. >> i bleeb that things happen to us for a reason, and i believe that my destiny is to impact positively baltimore city. and i think that i have an tun to do that. >> a few hours later, applause greeted greg bernstein as he spoke about his victory from the spot he announced his candidacy. >> people of all ages and economic groups are ready for a
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change, and we're ready for a fresh approach to targetinging the chronic violence in baltimore's neighborhoods. >> despite six days of early voting opportunities, voter turnout appears to be the lowest on record. unofficial polling place turnout to be 24%. that's 2.4% during early voting and 21.6% on election day. montgomery county had the lowest turnout with only 8%. garrett county had 30%. the board's turnout records go back to 1982. we would like to know what if anything you think would improve voter turnout. become a fan and leave your comments on our facebook page. just click on politics. go to www.wbaltv.com. ben cardin will be our guest on "sunday questions."
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sundayquestions @ www.wbaltv.com. >> 5:10, 58 drezz on -- degrees on tv hill. doctors are urging mothers to get flu shots. the benefits for mom and baby ahead in medical alert. >> right now you are taking a live look outside. that's downtown baltimore, m&t all lit up. tony has your 11 insta-weather plus forecast next. stay with us.
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>> welcome back. the time is 5:14. 53 at the airport. 60 downtown. as is typically the case, there is a spread from the city to the suburbs. it is a quiet but cool start for us on this saturday morning. by the time we get into the afternoon, temperatures will have jumped into the 80's. it will wind up being a very nice day. chilly in town. it is 53 degrees in rising sun. so you might want to take a light jacket or sweater. at the present time we have
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mostly clear skies. there are a few high, thin clouds up in pennsylvania. it is going to be a beautiful sunrise. you will see a lot of sunshine during the day. the closest precipitation is out in the day. but one thing i want to point out here, for the first time this season, i am seeing snow show up on radar across north dakota and parts of montana. it is chilly up there. we're starting to get arctic air to move south out of canada here. this front will come through tomorrow night. in the short term, high pressure will be in control, so we'll see a lot of sunshine today, and temperatures will climb in the upper 70's to around 80 he is. let me give you a quick update on the tropics. this is hurricane igor. the others are dissipating. julia is a tropical storm, so julia is a player. it is a category 2 hurricane. it is expected to cross right over bermuda late tomorrow and into tomorrow night. now, if the i of the storm passes to the west of bermuda, they are going to get the brunt
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of it, and there is going to be serious damage on the island. as a matter of fact, they will probably get rain and tropical storm conditions tonight and tomorrow morning. obviously if you have travel plans to bermuda, will you want to watch what happens with igor. we will get dangerous rip currents. the high temperature between 75 and 80. sunrise coming up at 6:50. mostly clear tonight and cool again. about the same as last night. temperatures between 51 and 61. sunset at 10 -- the front comes through monday night and back to 82 on tuesday. mid 80's at the end of the week. summer will try to make a comeback, wednesday, thursday, and friday. we'll see scattered thunderstorms over that time as well. back to the news desk. >> the american heart association wants you to take a walk with them and do your heart some good. details in medical alert.
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>> plus a tasty option in ice cream that goes beyond your usual order. it is laced with marijuana. >> i'm rob roblin. a rescue caring for ♪ uh oh. sorry, son, but you still have 'em. [ female announcer ] you can't pass inspection with pieces left behind. that's why there's charmin ultra strong. its enhanced diamondweave texture is soft and more durable. more durable so you're left with a more dependable clean.
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>> in "medical alert" doctors
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are encouraging pregnant women to get flu shots. the shot provides protection against the acheache -- h1n1 virus as well as the new baby. experts say the flu shot is not known to cause harm to women or baby. doctors recommend the flu shot for pregnant women rather than getting the nasal mist. >> it is going to be a beautiful weekend for just about anything, and the american heart association is hoping you will take time to walk. the annual walk for heart has the community taking action. >> tables filled with sweet treats to help tempt the wallet to raise money for the american heart association. >> raising money for a great cause. everyone knows how important raising money for heart research is. we love that we can do it. >> the local firm is one of
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dozens of community organizations gearing up for this sunday's heart walk at centennial park. it raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke. >> we'll have a kids area for kids to come out and get invested in heart health as well. we'll have an area for people bringing their dogs out. we'll have an area for heart health screenings. we'll have an area for survivors to come out. >> lisa is one such survivor. she was born with a con genital heart condition. she has had four heart surgies. >> in 2008 i had to have my mitral valve replaced again. >> you don't have to pay for registration. lisa can tell you herself how important any donation is when it comes to saving a life. >> the people that come to walk and the people that donate money, they are actually the true life safers. because all the research and all
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the doctors, we wouldn't have any of that without the support of all these people that come to the walk. >> the three-mile walk starts at 3:00, and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous. >> it sure is. >> we also want to remind you about city healthy days that start monday, september 27. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake along with donna hamilton will be there. there are activities all week long, including a chance to work out with ray rice. here's a lincoln our web site wbal-tv 11 news. should be fun. >> patients who use medicinal marijuana have a healthy option. they eat is mixed with gore may ice cream. it is sold at a medical dispense ri. each pint is $15 and comes in three flavors. eating the entire pint would be the equivalent of smoking eight
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joints. there is concern that it could get into the hands of children. >> i have a daughter, i come from a very conservative family. >> to get the ice cream, you must be a card-carrying marijuana patient, and you can't eat the ice cream at the dispense ri. >> stay with us. first we'll look at events going on around town this weekend. ♪
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>> a few days ago, a half dozen horses from west virginia dame to days end, and those horses came from a place that called itself a rescue farm. >> the farm in west virginia was supposed to be a horse rescue, but as it turned out, the 53 horses there needed to be rescued. >> you can almost see it in their eyes, the pain and neglect. >> you can look into their eyes and see. i think the eyes are the window to the soul. you can read a lot of their
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expressions. >> six what appear to be throw bread horses, some close to deag, are being -- death are being cared for. >> this is normally covered with flesh underneath the flesh. it is basically skeleton and skin. this horse this weigh between 1,000 pounds and he probably weighs 750 at the most. >> the horses were brought here from what was suppose to be a horse rescue farm in west virginia. starving. six -- >> you can't be a caring human watching an animal suffering and not do something about it, let alone being a rescue and watching them starve to death. >> yesterday they wondered if they would make it through the night. >> by the grace of god, they are
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standing today, and i think doing better. >> for the people that work here, despite the terrible conditions these horses are in, there is always hope their kindness and care will make them better. >> i am optimistic and hopeful for these guys. i'm glad they are here. >> as always, days end needs any help the public can give to save these and other horses here. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news, 11 news. >> they do such good work there. >> they look bad. >> well, the time now is 5:28. it is 55 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a look at our top story. >> washington state, a woman's claim of being attacked. >> and a terrified mother looking for her toddler fipeds him in the middle of high-speed traffic. how the child ended up there when "11 news saturday morning" continues. tax on everything you buy?
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician.
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definitely. >> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning." thank you for joining us. >> we'll get to your top stories in just a minute, but first let's go outside and look at the weather. >> york is at 45 right now. but it is going to warm up. this time of year, we get big swings in the temperature from the morning to the afternoon. in the morning we will wind up close to 77 or 78. let's start by taking a look at the current temperatures. yes, it is chilly. you might want to take a light jacket. it is 53 at the airport. it is warmer near the water in downtown. it is 61 in annapolis and 60 at the maryland science center. lots of sunshine today. maybe near 80 in a couple places
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in south baltimore. we come back in a few minutes and look at the seven-day forecast and give you an update on the tropyickeds and let you know what igor is doing right now. >> taking a look at some of our top stories. a soldier from baltimore has died in iraq. john berner iii leaves behind his wife and children ages 6 and 10. >> a man in critical condition after being hit by a car. the man was on a bike in the area of harford road in northeast baltimore. he was rushed to johns hopkins. the driver did stay at the scene. the accident is under investigation. >> also in the city, officers say they were forced to shoot a pit bull while making an arrest at the western police station. the dog became aggressive while the officers were trying to take
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its owners into custody. that doctor did not die. animal control is now investigating. >> covering the world. an unbelievable sight in turkey. a mother and baby were at the park. she said he must have woken up and wandered off. drivers barreled past. finally a truck driver saw the baby and blocked traffic until the mother ran out to the highway and picked him up. the little boy was not hurt, the mother was questioned by police, but no charges filed. >> british police arrested six men in an alleged threat against pope benedict who is on a visit to the u.k. one man worked at a garbage
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depot. a vatican spokesperson said the pope was calm and had no schedule changes in his visit. >> stunning very well lts out of washington state. police say a woman that claimed she was a victim of an acid attack and it was all made up. her burns were self-inflicted. authorities said over the course of the investigation several discrepancies surfaced. investigators then issued a search warrant. there they seized a number of items and it was there they confessed to making it all up. >> you look at the pattern, you look at the time of night, would people be wearing sun glasses, et cetera, twaul it was all the things people would not make up. she originally said she was attacked by an african-american woman. despite regret, she could face
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criminal charges. >> more jail time could be in the future for actress lindsay lohan. she confirmed she failed a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening in a series of messages posted late fray. friday. she said sheeds she's prepared to face the consequences of her actions. the test could be a probation violation for the actress who had three months in rehab. >> meanwhile, paris hilton will not spend time in jail due to drug charges. she plead guilty to two misdemeanor misdemeanors -- misdemeanors. a bag of cocaine fell out of her purse. she will serve a year of probation. >> what is wrong? >> i hear you. 5:35. s 55 degrees on tv hill.
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we have more news ahead. >> bp engineers say they are hours away from perm nebt in any evently sealing the well, but there is still a lot of work ahead in the gulf. details coming up. >> and i'm tony pann. we'll give you the latest on igor.
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>> stadium lights on. a cool start for us this morning . 660 downtown -- 60 downtown. you might want a light jacket or
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sweater. it is going to warm up quickly as we head into the afternoon. we expect temperatures to be in the upper 70's. right now, cool. it is 50 degrees in tawnytown. 57 in edgewood, 57 degrees in rising sun in cecil county. we are picking up cloud cover. clear skies here in maryland, and we'll see a lot of sunshine during the day today. a cold front will come through here tomorrow night. there could be sprinkles as the front comes through. notice how chilly the air mass is here. watch the loop that goes back. a little going up across parts of north dakota and montana. this front will come through here tomorrow night with the possibility of a brief shower. should be dry during the day today. in the short term, the high pressure will keep the skies clear, bringing in cool conditions that we have this morning. i'll show you the seven-day forecast and give you an update on the tropics. igor still the major players. julia has been downgraded to a
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tropical storm. that will stay out in the atlantic. igor is a can the angry two storm. it will travel up across the island of bermuda, tomorrow night. they will start to see tropical storm kigs as early as -- conditions as early as tomorrow morning. keep that in minet, there could be dangerous rip currents in maryland. clear tonight and seasonnably chilly with temperatures dropping back. the front comes through on friday night, and there will be sprinkles monday and tuesday.
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scattered thunderstorms monday and tuesday. >> almost five months bp engineers say by today they were able to seal the well. >> it is the worst oil spill in history, but sealing the well won't be the work along the gulf coast. jay gray has more from louisiana. >> in the gulf right now, cement is flowing instead of oil. it will take about 5,000 gallons of cement to do the job, pumped in through the primary relief well brought in almost 13,000 feet below the coast. >> we are denoblizing equipment
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not needed. >> many along the gulf coast want to make sure there is no slowdown in the clean-up and wrofere efforts. -- and recovery efforts. even now after the collapse and two months >> they have identified crude oil in some areas 2 inches thick. federal officials are promising to monitor the oil. and most here agree, even when the well is sealed, there will still be a lot of work left to be done. the clean-up will likely lafflet until the end of the year or longer. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> coming up, a big announcement
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from governor o'malley that will also -- an announcement from governor o'malley. >> with the october 1 deadline approaching, if you haven't put down the cell phone yet, we'll give you one more reason why the time is now. >> and now last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> we have been reminding viewers about the new cell phone law. october 1 it will be illegal to talk on the cell phone behind the wheel. law enforcement fears this could be a tough sell. sarah caldwell has this morning's 3-b project report. >> i think it is going to get worse for police initially. >> corporal kirshner has a reason to be skeptical. texting and talking on a cell phone wild -- while driving. >> it only took a split secretary. -- it only took a split second. >> a harsh reality we've seen
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way too much. so is the message getting through to the texting generation. we enlisted the help of jenae jackson, a self-proclaimed cell phone talker to see if she could be convinced to change her ways. >> with the help of corporal kirshner, she gets a very real message. >> license and registration. >> as of october 1, driving while on a hand-held cell phone will cost you $40. $1,000 for the next ticket. >> it is not worth my life to answer one text. you can wait. >> for the 3-d project, i'm
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sarah caldwell. >> october 1 it will be illegal to use a hand-held cell phone. we invite you to help end distracted driving. we have also posted previous 3-d project stories. you can check out all the data for yourself on www.wbaltv.com. there is a lincoln the home page. -- lincoln the home page. >> the grant from the department of technology will help bring --
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[technical difficulties] >> nbc has a lot of new shows on the way. coming up, a preview of some of the new shows, plus to expect from the old favorites. >> coming up in sports, friday night football, including a hit you may not believe. the orioles kick off a three-game set. story straight ahead.
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>> later today, great college football. spalding playing host. first quarter, young. quickly out 7-0. still in the first quarter, what a catch. in the secked second quarter, here come the crusaders. right up the middle. and in the second quarter, a
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moment, never saw that coming. blitz. treatment for several minutes on the floor. able to get up and walk off on his own power. friday afternoon. playing host. the hawks already up 14-0. there goes aaron wells off to the right side. 20-0 hawks at the break. third quarter, look at this one. to lee. looked like he had it. somehow he didn't. makes the catch of the day. third quarter. same score. trying to change that. indeed, he does. 51 yards to the right side. continues its domination of howard county. 41-6. friday afternoon, back in the
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city. engineers doing a number. first quarter, daryl melbourne to the races on the outside. 28 yards. touchdown repeated many times on friday evening for the engineers. >> chapel. he goes left and right, weaving his way beautifully. that is a good measure. oh, my. he's gone 38 yards. the engineers 48-6 over clifton. kevin millwood against the yankees. he pitched very well. he gets run support, too. bottom four in a 1-1 game. good to see the young slugger
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going to right field. 19th of the season. 2-1 orioles in front. two on, two out. alex rodriguez at the plate. coming back from the disabled list. mind you, this pitch, two locations prior. no more chance for arod. yes, a three-run heart-breaking shot. all the run for the yanks. that's a look at sports. i'm pete gilbert. see you back here tonight at 6:00. >> 64 degrees at tv-hill. >> you can hear the 91 calls after a distraught man sets off a deadly chain of events inside a johns hopkins hospital. >> greg bernstein allegedly claims victory out of the hands
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of 15-year incumbent, patricia jessamy. >> we have a little rain in the seven-day forecast. we'll show you that coming up in just a few minutes. >> and the forecast coming up in just a few minutes.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period,
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particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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>> i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm sarah caldwell. we go first to tony pann. >> is it cold enough for taco soup? >> i suppose, yes, it is getting to be that kind of weather, chilly weather. soup weather. it is in the 40's in some of the bushes right now. a light jacket might be in order to start the day today, but it is going to be nice to start the afternoon. as is typical, you get a big swing in the temperatures. even though it is cool right now, you won't need a jacket. again, some of the northern suburbs are in the 40's. mostly sunny. that's our forecast for today. high temperatures this afternoon between 75 and 80 degrees. when we come back in a few minutes we will check the seven-day forecast and give yo